Event 10: Wally Maddah and Aaron Thivyanathan Running Deep

$600 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$30,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 13:  2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 90

Wally Maddah

Two notables remaining in Event 10 are Wally Maddah and Aaron Thivyanathan, and they are seated right next to each other at one of the two remaining tables in the tournament. The stacks for the two Seminole Hard Rock Tampa regulars are both hovering around 100,000 with Maddah at 93,000, and Thivyanathan holding 106,000.

Maddah holds more than $700,000 in career earnings, with over 350 cashes on his poker resume. He has won 16 poker tournaments, and the majority of those victories have come here in Tampa. The largest cash for the tournament grinder was for $37,361 at the Rock-N-Roll Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood back in 2016.

Thivyanathan was a major player in the Player of the Series race last year here in Tampa, and he has many cashes recorded here as well. He holds more than $750,000 in career earnings thanks to 170 total cashes. Thivyanathan has five tournament titles to his credit, and his largest cash was good for $63,498 when he finished runner-up in a $2,200 buy-in no-limit hold’em prelim hosted here back in 2021.